Guest Speaker: Early Childhood Mental Health

Published on: May 29, 2014

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Catherine Wright is the parent of a wonderful, energetic 10-year-old boy. She is also a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) and the Early Childhood Mental Health System Coordinator within the Children’s Mental Health Division of the Department of Human Services for the State of Minnesota. At the State of Minnesota, Catherine is responsible for developing the early childhood mental health system of care, including arranging for and managing trainings in evidence based practices for early childhood mental health clinicians, supporting policy development around early childhood mental health, and integrating clinical services within family serving systems such as childcare, Head Start, schools, primary care clinics and the adult mental health system. Catherine has 20 years of experience providing direct children’s mental health services and managing children’s mental health programs and systems.  Catherine is currently obtaining her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas.

Click HERE to listen to Catherine’s exclusive message for us about early childhood mental health and what MN is doing! Here are links to the resources Catherine mentions in her message: Harvard- Developing Child and the Ace Study. Looking for more relating to child mental health? In the top-right corner on this blog, there’s a search bar. Type Mental Health (click ENTER/RETURN) to access all related posts in this blog.

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